- Paperback: 300 pages
- Publisher: EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, Inc. (Dec 4 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1770531521
- ISBN-13: 978-1770531529
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
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..".another great effort from an exciting emerging author." - Lcthulou, amazon
"Fans of the first book will find plenty to enjoy here. It moves just as smoothly, the characters are the same likable folks we got to know from the previous adventure, and the villains are just sleazy enough to be convincing without coming off as caricatures." - marc a. gayan
"I have always liked Ridley Scott's original ALIEN movie, specifically the whole 'Truck Drivers in Space' angle. Prelee's second book reads like another episode in the series with an overall story arc. I'm already looking forward to his next book." - David Lopez
About the Author
Michael Prelee is a graduate of Youngstown State University. He resides in Northeast Ohio with his family where he enjoys writing. His first novel, the sci-fi crime story "Milky Way Repo," was published in 2015 by EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy.
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We've gotten to know the characters better, and this book starts with a simple job on Mars that sets Nathan Teller, Captain of the Blue Moon Bandit with a moral choice that hangs over his head the rest of the novel.
The actual caper of the book concerns a salvage operation on a backwater planet modeled after a rust belt city: Corrupt, dirty, poor and cold, A crashed luxury liner promises riches for all involved, but trying to play fair in this environment could leave you dead.
All in all, another great effort from an exciting emerging author.
Not so here. The characters are by and large regular, normal human beings trying to find their place in the universe. This is a fun romp through the galaxy! Set in the future, a repo guy who is struggling between what is right and wrong, but tends to err on the side of right. Who would have thought you'd need repo guys in the future? But in this case, instead of repo'ing cars, or trucks, for someone who missed a few payments an defaulted on a loan - this guy repossesses spaceships! How would you like to wake up one morning and find your spaceship has been taken away, and you are pretty much now living on this planet?
This was a fun read, with a great storyline - enter the all-knowing mob, the low-life union boss who cares more about his money than he does about people, and of course the fledgling entrepreneur who is just trying to run his business. Mix them all up, with a couple of corrupt individuals, and a whole lot of interesting action, and voila, you have a great book.
I enjoyed this read very very very much. I didn't even realize there was a first book, and this one easily stands alone. Language is reasonable, plotline - believable!;) (I know, I can't believe I wrote that word either!) Prelee leaves us with an ending that suggests another book may be following - I can hardly wait!
Fans of the first book will find plenty to enjoy here. It moves just as smoothly, the characters are the same likable folks we got to know from the previous adventure, and the villains are just sleazy enough to be convincing without coming off as caricatures. In fact, this sort of plays like a YA version of Breaking Bad in space, and I mean that as a compliment. Other authors would probably use a plot like this (illegal drug manufacturing and addiction, a strip club base of operations for the villains, guns, etc) for a Hard-R rating and fill it full of exploding heads, copious swearing, and selected aberrant behaviors (I admit I would have gone there!), but Prelee keeps it pretty clean while still allowing a bit of a sharp edge to the proceedings. If I had a 12 or 13 year-old child who was into sci-fi, I wouldn't hesitate to allow them to read both books. Both have a wonderful retro feel to them while being modern enough to appeal to current, jaded sensibilities. The ending to this one leaves the door open to a sequel, and I will definitely be signing up for the next repo run.